I've taken an interest in carving. The rawness, the tool marks and the expression of meaningful ideas are what captivates me.
The process is fresh and exciting. Here's to hoping I'll be able to include carved work on future furniture pieces.
All that is needed to get started are a few carving chisels, a sharpening stone and youtube.
In the quest for furniture that is meaningful, at what point do these carvings transform from pretty designs into meaningful symbols?
Perhaps an immersion into the world of symbols and the concepts behind them would be a good place to start.
Wood carving is one of the oldest art forms known to man but you don't see it around much anymore. Maybe it's time for a revival.